Thinking globally and acting locally is the topic of the Maine Chinese Conference.About 100 people from around the state met at Husson University where the conference kicked off on Friday.They heard from former candidate for governor Eliot Cutler who explained how China and Maine can work together.The two-day conference focuses on education and business.”How to teach chinese language efficiently and how to help Maine businesses sell their product in China more in the next year before the next conference,” said Jing Zhang, conference coordinator and president of the Bangor Chinese School.Business leaders, politicians, and school administratores are among those attending.
Peace corps is celebrating fifty years.There was a special reception to honor Maine volunteers in Orono Friday.” We really want to give the UMaine students and the greater community a chance to learn more about how they can serve their communities both domestically and abroad.”Nearly 2,000 Maine residents have volunteered for Peace Corps.Taking away valuable lessons.” An experience of a lifetime, living in a different place and a different culture for two years.
A Maine man accused of killing his wife after she nagged him over his purchase of a new muffler for his truck is due to be sentenced.Forty-nine-year-old Michael Littlefield of Brooks was scheduled to be sentenced Friday afternoon in Waldo County Superior Court under a plea bargain.
Police say a man on bath salts trashed the special care unit of pen bay medical center last night.Officers were called to the rockport hospital around 7:45 for reports of a 19-year old man out of control.When police arrived, they said the patient had broken several pieces of hospital equipment along with windows and glass doors.
There’s no business, like show business.Lydia Chase thinks her dog, Radar, has got what it takes…”First Orono High School, next Broadway.”These four legged friends are vying for the role of Sandy in the Orono High School’s production of “Annie.”This isn’t just an audition though…it’s a way for the Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts to raise money.The dogs owner’s paid a $5 entry fee and each vote cost you a dollar.When it comes to Sandy, her co-stars have a few requirements.”One who’s friendly overall and hopefully will listen to commands and maybe wont steal the show too much.”It’s a dog eat dog world out there….so are these canines ready for the competition?At least one pooch isn’t worried about her big debut.
Spooky things are starting to happen at a local museum.The Bangor Museum and History Center is gearing up for the halloween weekend with an event Thursday night called a “reading death.”Guests will learn how to read old portraits that were taken after someone had died and interpret epitaphs from graveyards.The museum says you might even notice the ghost of the home’s former owner who died in the nineteenth century amidst claims that he had embezzled money.”He died in December without being able to clear his name, so we think he may haunt the house.
A Monmouth company might be fined for a deadly accident involving two of its workers.58-year-old Winfield Studley of Windsor, and 70-year-old Richard Kemp of Monmouth died after inhaling toxic gases and sewage while working on a septic system in Kennebunkport.The two men worked for Stevens Electric and Pump Service.
Ghosts, witches and other spooky characters will be marching through downtown Bar Harbor this weekend while raising money for the American Red Cross.Restaurant Cafe Bluefish is hosting the parade Saturday, and it will be followed by an event at the Masonic Hall on High Street in Bar Harbor.It will kick off with a parade at noon and then there will be multiple events including a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, silent auction and in the evening there will be an adult dance party.They will also be selling handbags made by the non profit Global Mamas, a group that supports women in Africa.The restaurant’s owner is looking for parade volunteers and donations for the silent auction.For more information call 266-0674.
Madeline Carter looks right at home during the lunch hour.It’s a time she knows all too well after spending eight years as a school cook.”I love kids, they all know it,” said Carter.But now it would seem the retired life fits her like a glove.”When I sit down I don’t like to sit still.